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Hi All, I recently purchased my dream car, a 2007 black TRD Aurion (S). The only catch is that it is a repairable write off (chassis rail damage on both sides and radiator support need to be replaced). I am not sure if it is worth repairing the chassis because its title will never be clean and resale will be difficult (how much do you think it will it be worth) ? Or should I buy a non trd Aurion (maybe chassis only) and swap all the parts over? I guess with last option you can be guaranteed that the car is as safe as it can be. Any thoughts will be appreciated. Thanks Rudi

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1 hour ago, RudiTRD said:

I am not sure if it is worth repairing the chassis because its title will never be clean and resale will be difficult (how much do you think it will it be worth) ?

A few months ago, there was a genuine Aurion TRD located in Sydney available on eBay for around/less than $10,000. You should be able to get an Aurion needing mechanical repairs quite cheaply for less than $4000. Hope you can get the TRD professionally repaired [no short cut dodged brothers budget throw together] for less than that figure.

A few years, I bought a 1994/5 Honda Prelude [new price $55,000] from its second owner for $500. Previous owners' dream car but now someone else's renovation project.

A vehicle that is on my current radar is the Kia Stinger with its turbocharged V6 plus the 2018 Toyota Camry V6. I am more likely to buy either of these vehicles in 10 years time than a 20 year old supercharged/turbocharged vehicle. 

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